Photoshop Touch Gets Retina Support With New iPad App Update

Having Photoshop on the iPad is pretty fantastic, especially if you are using Photo Stream to have access to all of your images. The one problem for those using it on a third-generation iPad is the leck of Retina support. It may not seem like a big deal, but when you are staring at a slightly grainy image on a pristine screen, you start to get irritated. Well, throw your annoyances out the window because Adobe has just updated Photoshop Touch to support Retina display.

Today, the popular productivity company announced that version 1.3, which released today, includes the much-needed Retina support.

Those of you on the new iPad (third generation) will be able to see your images like never before, now that Photoshop Touch supports the new Retina display. The interface, text, and virtually all other areas are now more crisp and clean as well. It was no easy task to get such a complex app like Photoshop Touch to work with the Retina display, but we think you’ll love the result.”

In addition to the Retina support, Adobe improved print resolution. The app can now work with print resolution images, up to 12 MP with 16 full-sized layers. There are also two new effects, “Shred” and “Colorize,” and improvements to animation and scrolling. There is a new three-finger tap gesture to toggle between 100 percent view and fit screen view. You can now pixel nudge for precise movement. Photoshop Touch has also been updated to be compatible with Photo Stream.

Adobe Photoshop Touch is $9.99 and available in the App Store. The update to version 1.3 is free to anyone who has already downloaded the app.

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